Convolvulus sabatius subsp. mauritanicus
bindweed, ground morning glory, blue rock bindweed
Evergreen, trailing ground-covering plant belonging to the morning glory family (Convolvulaceae), native to North Africa, Spain, and Italy. Funnel-shaped blue to mauve flowers, 2.5 cm wide, appearing mainly during summer and early autumn. Flowers open and close in relation to the amount of sunlight they receive. Soft, fine-haired grey-green leaves, 1.5-3.5 cm long.
Synonym: Convolvulus mauritanicus.
Prefers a sunny position in any well-draining soil. Drought tolerant once established. Tolerates moderate frosts (zones 8-10). Trim in late winter to prevent the plant from becoming too woody. Suitable for coastal areas.
Undemanding, easy care plant that flowers profusely in summer. Looks great, trailing over walls. Not invasive (unlike the common morning glory).
Type of plantHerbaceous - Perennial
Size10-20 cm tall, .5-1 m wide
Landscape Useground cover, rock garden, container plant, trailing over walls, coastal gardens, dry areas
- Temperature: Half hardy
- Light: High
- Moisture: Low Medium
- Soil: Light Medium Heavy
- Wind tolerance: High
- Coastal tolerance: High